AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Shane Christie of Tasman makes a run during the round five ITM Cup match between North Harbour and Tasman at North Harbour Stadium on September 13, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Makos squad takes shape

The 2015 edition of the nation's most talked about provincial rugby side is taking shape.

Van rolls in valley

Two people were left with serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Wellington Hospital after the van they were travelling in rolled off the road.

Two severely injured after a van rolled off the road in Awatere Valley early Sunday morning.

Watson denied parole

Scott Watson loses first hearing after serving 17 years for Olivia Hope and Ben Smart's murder.

Kind act fuels gratitude

The woman who paid for Caroline Mardon's petrol asked only one thing: pay it forward.

Fire damages building

Police are investigating two fires in Blenheim believed to be arson.

Mixed reaction to sale

Reaction to sale of Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines mixed.

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Blenheim photographer recognised

Ricky Wilson's photograph of the Havelock Mud Run was recognised as picture of the day in the lead up to the New Zealand Geographic magazine young photographer of the year. Wilson, 18, graduated from Marlborough Boys' College last year and has freelanced in photography ever since. "I love the Wither Hills for landscapes. It's really great up there and you can take as little gear as you like, or as much as you need, and just see what you get." Wilson's preferred subject is sport - he photographed the super rugby finals in Wellington at the weekend. "I started out doing sport and I get more of an adrenaline rush from doing that." The news that his photograph was chosen as image of the day came as a surprise, Wilson said. "I was just out at the Havelock Mud Run that they do annually. I was just going to stand on the mud banks and then I realised that the fire service was spraying water and I got a shot of the little boy." Wilson entered the landscape, culture, society and wildlife categories for the New Zealand Geographic young photographer of the year and the winner will be announced at the end of July.

Ricky Wilson's photograph of the Havelock Mud Run has been recognised as picture of the day in the lead up to the New Zealand Geographic young photographer of the year award.

Victory for young winemaker

Abigail Maxwell still cannot believe she is the first Marlborough young winemaker of the year. 

Yealands sale transparent, say key players

Free after-hours care under negotiation


Development settle for draw


Marlborough Development carried a 1-0 lead to within a couple of minutes of full time against Nelson Suburbs Seals on Saturday in Blenheim, but a late equaliser from Seals meant the hosts left the field disappointed with a draw.

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

At the beginning of 2014 Ross Geldenhuys arrived in New Zealand looking to revitalise his rugby career.

Midfielder Nigel Satherley about to score for the Marlborough Boys' College First XV against St Bede's College in Christchurch on Saturday.

MBC First XV rue second half slump

Despite holding an 18-10 halftime lead, the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV went down 37-21 to St Bede’s College in Christchurch on Saturday, leaving them just back of the top four in the UC Championship rugby standings.

An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.


Yealands sells to power firm video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

Young winemakers celebrated

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

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"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

Book festival Q & A - Jane Hunter

In the fourth of a series of chats with people behind the Marlborough Book Festival, Jane Hunter shares her thoughts on reading. The managing director of Hunter's Wine, Jane is a book lover and sponsor of the festival.

Brittany Hughes in her new Grovetown business, Boutique Beauty and Massage

Beauty therapy among the vines

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